ONLINE TRAINING: Charity trustee induction and refresher (2 x 0.5 days)

  • Half day
  • Governance and trustees
  • Online
This course will give an overview and understanding of charity governance, regulation and best practice. This training will take place over two half days (10.00- 13.00) and you need to attend both days of the same course. Please double check the dates by scrolling down the page.


This training will take place on Zoom and over two half days (10.00–13.00) and you need to attend both days of the same course. We will send out the Zoom link with the joining instructions before the first session.

February course
Session 1: Role and responsibilities of trustees | Wednesday 2 February2022  (10.00–13.00)
Session 2: Achieving good governance | Friday 4 February 2022 (10.00–13.00)

March course
Session 1: Role and responsibilities of trustees | Monday 7 March 2022  (10.00–13.00)
Session 2: Achieving good governance | Thursday 10 March 2022 (10.00–13.00)

April course

Session 1: Role and responsibilities of trustees | Monday 4 April 2022  (10.00–13.00)
Session 2: Achieving good governance | Wednesday 6 April 2022 (10.00–13.00)

Can't make these dates?

We also have an eLearning course on the roles and duties of trustees which you can complete at own pace, at a time that suits you. 


By the end of the course you will:

  • understand what governance and trusteeship are
  • know who the trustees are and what they do
  • understand the personal liabilities of trustees and the protection available
  • be able to identify and implement principles of good charity governance
  • consider how to govern in the current climate and work with your fellow trustees to agree ways of working as a board.


Anyone who’s new to governance and trusteeship or existing trustees and senior staff who would benefit from a refresher course. This course could also form part of an induction for a new trustee, 

The course has been very clear and great for a first time trustee. The governance wheel is a very useful tool for understanding what my charity is doing well at or needs to improve. As a brand new trustee this helps me know what questions I should be asking. Hugh Roderick - Tameside South and Longdendale Foodbank
Excellent training and great use of virtual tools -very well presented. Sharon Callaghan, Rusland Horizons Trust


Dan Francis leads NCVO’s work on governance. He has considerable experience supporting governance, organisational development and leadership of charities of all sizes from across the sector. Dan sits as a member of the charity governance code steering group and has been heavily involved in authoring the most recent edition of the code. Dan’s background is from the youth and education sector having joined NCVO from the National Union of Students, where as a consultant, he supported the development of students’ unions. Dan has experience of interim senior management assignments in the voluntary sector and has served as a trustee for small and medium sized community and education charities.


All of our training courses can be delivered online at a time and date that suits you. We can work with you to tailor our courses to match your needs. For more information please complete our online contact form.


Email the training team ( or phone (020 7520 2587) with any questions or queries you may have on our training courses.

Our pricing structure is based on your organisation’s gross annual income. NCVO members also receive a 30% discount off training prices. Organisations with a gross annual income of less than £30,000 can join NCVO for free and will then qualify for the discount.

Please make sure you select the correct pricing band. If this is incorrect when we cross-reference against our records, it will slow down the booking process. 


NCVO Member - under £50,000 £55.00
Non NCVO member - under £50,000 £78.00
NCVO Member - £50,000 -£100,000 £86.00
Non NCVO Member - £50,000 -£100,000 £125.00
NCVO member -£100,000 - £1m £138.00
Non NCVO member -£100,000 - £1m £198.00
NCVO member over £1m £218.00
Non NCVO member over £1m £314.00